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History and features of  Chardonnay

Chardonnay is an international white grape variety, its spread is world-wide and is one of the major exponents of globalized viticulture. Chardonnay is a native grape variety from Burgundy (France), where today is still the most commonly grown and cultivated white grape variety. In the past, this wine was often related to the pinot family, but only in the 1970s that several studies have shown that it is a vine in its own right.

Given its enormous diffusion in the world, it is difficult to define a true identity of this type of wine because the environmental and climatic influences and the various processes of wine making do not make it a unique wine.

A wine produced with Chardonnay can be characterized by different colors. In fact, if the fermentation is carried out in wood, in this case the colors of the wine that are obtained are darker, and vary from the straw yellow until they take away a golden yellow color.

Speaking separately if wine is produced in steel. In this case the color is lighter with nuances of yellowish green. But not only the color tends to change, but also the aromas, depending on the type of climate, the winemaking process and the area of ​​origin.

Young wines produced with unfinished Chardonnay wood have apple, pear and sometimes citrus notes, while chardonnays can be felt in pear, apple, lemon, peaches and mineral aromas. When the grape is harvested in hot areas or has full ripeness, then the aromas of apple, pineapple, peach and tropical fruit tend to be more accentuated.

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